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For two straight games, the Chicago Blackhawks trailed the Phoenix Coyotes in the final stages of regulation and pulled goalie Corey Crawford for a late desperation surge with six attackers.
Both times it worked in the opening-round playoff series that is now tied at 1-1.
Chicago's Brent Seabrook scored with 14.2 seconds to go in Game 1 to even it up before Phoenix pulled out a 3-2 overtime victory. On Saturday night, Patrick Sharp re-directed a shot into the goal with 5.5 seconds left to force overtime and this time the Blackhawks prevailed 4-3 on an extra-period game-winner by Bryan Bickell.
Now it's on to the United Center for Games 3 and 4.
BEST OF MAXIM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Just as they had been 48 hours earlier, the Blackhawks on Saturday were mere seconds from defeat Saturday night in Game 2 against the Coyotes. The clocked ticked toward zero and a two-game first-round deficit.
But in a surreal episode of dj vu, a Chicago goal in the final moments of regulation forced overtime for a second straight game, and this time the Blackhawks...
On Monday afternoon, the Blackhawks Blackhawks have recalled their “black aces” for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs: forwards Jeremy Morin and Brandon Pirri, defensemen Joe Lavin and Ryan Stanton, and goaltender Carter Hutton from Rockford and forward Brandon Saad from Saginaw of … Continue reading →
During the second period on Saturday night, Blackhawks rookie Andrew Shaw made contact with Phoenix goalie Mike Smith. Here’s the video: Shaw received a five minute major penalty for charging and a game misconduct for the hit. Despite TSN’s “experts” saying … Continue reading →
The Blackhawks didn’t tie the Coyotes until there were 14 seconds left in Game One. They waited until there were only five seconds left in regulaton to take Game Two to overtime, but this time the results were different. Bryan … Continue reading →
Chicago Blackhawks rookie right wing Andrew Shaw will have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Monday for his hit to the head of Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.
Shaw's shoulder connected with Smith's head after the two met behind the net during Saturday's 4-3 overtime win by Chicago. The victory leveled the Western Conference quarterfinal series...
The NHL’s epic disaster discipline czar Brendan Shanahan met with Blackhawks’ rookie Andrew Shaw on Monday afternoon to discuss his hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith. After hours of waiting, reports leaked that the NHL wouldn’t rule on the Shaw … Continue reading →
Bryan Bickell scored his second goal at 10:36 of overtime and visiting Chicago tied their Western Conference quarterfinal series at one game apiece with a 4-3 victory Saturday.Bickell received a puck in the slot that caromed off the skate of Viktor Stalberg and slipped a shot between the legs of Mike Smith to give the Blackhawks a dramatic win.Phoenix was 5.5 seconds from grabbing...
Bryan Bickell had his second goal 11:36 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night after scoring in the closing seconds of regulation for the second straight game.
Phoenix won the opener 3-2 in overtime after giving up a goal to Brent Seabrook with 14 seconds left in regulation. Sharp did it to the Coyotes with even less time in Game...
The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes will drop the puck tonight in Glendale, Ariz. for a Game 2 tilt. And there’s several factors in which the Blackhawks can capitalize to tie the series before going back to Chicago.
Radim Vrbata, the Coyotes’ top goal-scorer left early in Game 1 with an upper-body injury. He’s day-to-day and will not play tonight.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was ejected for leveling Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith last night. Smith came out to play the puck behind the net, and Shaw collided with the Coyotes netminder.It's hard to say whether or not Shaw did it on purpose. Either way he was given a game misconduct and a major penalty for charging. He will be facing a hearing today. Chicago...
The Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was ejected from last night's game for hitting Coyotes goalie Mike Smith. Depending on what angle you watch this collision from, it does appear that Shaw caught Smith with an elbow in the head. I think that Shaw could have avoided this collision and this was an unnecessary hit on the goalie who was playing the puck.
There are other hockey...
In the second period of Saturday's game in Phoenix, Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw ran into Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith behind the net. As Smith was playing the puck, Shaw skated behind the net, attempted to cause a turnover and barreled over Smith. The Coyotes goaltender was down on the ice for a few minutes before he stayed in the game. Meanwhile, Shaw was given a five-minute...
Last Night's Results:Capitals 2, Bruins 1 (2OT)San Jose 0, St. Louis 3Senators 3, Rangers 2 (OT)Blackhawks 4, Coyotes 3 (OT)Quick Stats:Braden Holtby, WSH (43 Saves, .977 SV%)Chris Neil, OTT (1 goal, 1 assist)Bryan Bickell, (2 goals, 2 assists)Highlight of the night:The Chicago Blackhawks forced overtime for the second game in a row when they scored another late goal.